Android Studio 3.4 Features

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Android Studio 3.4 is now available in stable channel. You can download it from here.
In this quick post, we’ll go through the new feature that came out.

Android Studio 3.4 Features

New Project Wizard UI is always enhanced with every new Android Studio update. Here’s a look at the one from 3.4:

Android Studio 3.4 New Project Dialog

Android Studio 3.4 New Project Dialog

1. Resource Manager

Asset management ( layouts, drawables, colors) and lookup become a headache for larger projects. Resource Manager is the new tool window to switch between different assets. With a better UI and previews in place, it’s easy to locate stuff.

Here’s the first look of the new Resource Manager:

Android Studio 34 Resource Manager

Android Studio 34 Resource Manager

2. New Project Structure Dialog

A much-needed feature. Now you can change Gradle settings from the Project Structure with a much-improved UI.

Android Studio 34 Project Structure Dialog Revamped

Android Studio 34 Project Structure Dialog Revamped

3. Layout Editor Attributes Inspector

The Attributes inspector is much improved and clear in its UI.
It consists of collapsible sections of attributes. A much better color picker is available.
Here’s the look for it:

Android Studio 34 Layout Editor Attributes

Android Studio 34 Layout Editor Attributes

4. R8 replaces Proguard

After staying on the bench for too long, R8 has now replaced Proguard as the default code shrinker. It was always efficient than Proguard. R8 would be the default code shrinker from 3.4 gradle.

5. New Android Q Emulator Skins

Android Studio 3.4 update brings to us new Emulator Skins for Testing on Android Q.

Other changes include improved build speed and lint performance.

That’s a wrap up on this post about Android Studio 3.4 and its features. Go ahead and start using it.

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